Pedal Haus: Kicking off AZ Beer Week in style!

AZGPO kicked off Arizona Beer Week with a little bit of Dortmunder, WItbier and Dubbel under a beautiful Arizona night sky. Plus, we helped out an animal rescue group that finds homes for abandoned pets.

Here’s a few things to know about our trip to the Pedal Haus in Tempe on February 11:

WHAT IS PEDAL HAUS?
PedalHaus opened in fall in downtown Tempe and features a wide selection its own craft brews as well as a variety of other delicious beers. The space is absolutely enticing--with a huge outdoor beer garden that includes not only fire pits for chilly nights and picnic tables perfect for large groups but also a lawn area perfect for playing cornhole/bags and pingpong!  You should check out this place if you haven’t already: www.pedalhausbrewery.com

WHAT BEERS DID WE TASTE?
We had three large tastings of some delicious house-brewed beer. First up was a golden Dortmunder (5.2% ABV) that was brewed with German malts. We paired that with some tasty brat bites. Next up was a Belgian-style Witbier (5.1% ABV), which Pedal Haus says is the first beer it brewed. That hefty tasting was matched with a selection of yummy cheeses and bread. And finally, we sampled a Belgian-style Dubbel (7% ABV) with some fantastic bacon-wrapped dates.  Overall, it was definitely a tasting that satisfied the senses and filled the belly!

WHAT ELSE HAPPENED?
We chatted and drank and chatted and drank some more and welcomed several new faces as well as returning ones who met new craft brew-loving friends. In all, about 50 women joined! The raffle was a hit, too. In addition to some sweet AZGPO gear and a Pedal Haus gift certificate, AZGPO gave away two passes to the Arizona Strong Beer Festival, courtesy of our friends from the Arizona Society of Home Brewers.

WHAT IS AZ HAPPY TAILS?
AZ Happy Tails is a wonderful charity that finds homes for animals that are stray, abandoned or at risk of euthanasia. AZGPO members raised $361 during our event to help the local dog rescue, which is run through home-based foster providers. We even had the pleasure of hanging out with Sable, a 3-year-old Chiweenie dog! For more information: http://happytailsaz.org/